Book review: Ernestine Hayes' 'Blonde Indian

...resilient beauty and hope. When asked about the book's form, which weaves memoir, fiction, clan stories and natural history, Hayes has remarked, "There is a difference between truth and fact." As the narrative shifts point of view...
Kupreanof fossils paint picture of a warm and ancient Earth

...Jim Baichtal, geoarchaelogist Ian Putnam, Kirk Johnson, paleobotanist and Director of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, and Ketchikan artist Ray Troll, along with a film crew, went to Kupreanof Island in early summer of 2014 looking...
New dinosaur discovered try to figure out how they survived, he said.Mark Norell, curator of paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, said by email that it was plausible the animals lived in the high Arctic year-round, just like muskoxen...
On the Trails: Recent sightings around Juneau

...bits of fruit pulp but leaving the seeds intact. Birds, no doubt, but which? There are very few reports in the natural history literature of birds eating bunchberries.Skunk cabbage fruiting stalks are starting to fall over and "melt" into...
Man bitten by shark on Outer Banks is 7th this summer

...along the North Carolina coast in three weeks, the most in one year in the 80 years for which the Florida Museum of Natural History's International Shark Attack File keeps records. The highest previous total was five attacks in 2010. Three of...
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After attacks, shark fishing ban mulled

...increase in recent years, according to the International Shark Attack File report compiled by the Florida Museum of Natural History and the University of Florida.___Emery Dalesio can be reached at
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On the Trails: Learning to see the natural world more deeply

...1851)In my weekly essays I commonly report small natural history observations noted during a walk in the forest become engaged in the process of observation of natural history. It is not necessary to be a naturalist at the beginning...
On the Trails: Small pleasures add up

...interest and pleasure. Not to be sneered at, the small things added up (as they often do) to a pleasing heap of natural history items.Goldenrod was in full bloom, making cheering trailside accents. There was not a lot of pollinator activity...
American doctor defends lion hunt, says he followed rules

...years, that is where Dr. Seski intends to focus his energy and attention."Also Tuesday, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh said it was reviewing Seski's donation of two Nile crocodiles and an American alligator to see if...
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Alaska Science Forum: Red-backed voles climb into science literature led to just two references. One is a mention from author and biologist Ron Smith in his book about Alaska natural history: "This vole has been seen in trees." The other was from me, in a column I wrote about a vole I saw in a spruce...


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